Post your KEEPER jackets. Here's mine and I mean it this time..!!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HoosierDaddy, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  2. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Might sound boring, but I suspect that most of my jackets are keepers
     
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  3. patrick_b

    patrick_b One of the Regulars

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    Thanks @barnabus

    Black CR is the Real McCoy’s J100 in tea core Shinki.

    Brown 1/2 Belt ELMC Californian in Walnut.

    Brown CR is an Aero BR/J100 in dark seal Vicenza.
     
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  4. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    That RMC is lovely! What a jacket.
     
  5. patrick_b

    patrick_b One of the Regulars

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    Couldn't agree more. That shinki is amazing stuff!
     
  6. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    All you need to improve diversity is an Aero CR or BR in Midnight Blue...;)
     
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  7. patrick_b

    patrick_b One of the Regulars

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    I like the way you think :).
     
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  8. ton312

    ton312

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    With cream cxl sleeves!
     
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  9. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    Mmm...
     
  10. FlatCap99

    FlatCap99 One of the Regulars

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    Hey Ton- What type of adhesive did he recommend? Always like hearing about what material people use for repair work. Agree with Guppy on this, you did a nice job on the repair. How deep was the cut?
     
  11. ton312

    ton312

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    The cut wasn’t terribly deep at all. Only about a 1” section that I felt needed to be looked after and in truth the hide is so thick I wonder if it even matters at all. Nevertheless though I did use a flexible clear drying epoxy, meant for leather and plastics ( I’ll have to find the bottle, can’t remember the brand). As it dried I gently tapped it with a rubber mallet and then set some weight on it while it fully cured. Next day I hit it with some brown shoe polish.
    I should update with some pics. After a few wears it’s all but disappeared. Takes me a minute to find it!
     
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  12. FlatCap99

    FlatCap99 One of the Regulars

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    Nice! Yea it would be good to know what type of epoxy you used. I recently made a belt and after I went through the trouble of punching the holes for stitching I saw a giant slit on the back of the strap that was about half as deep as a 9oz strap. I filled it with a combination of flexible adhesive and a boot glue a bit flexier than super glue. So far my friend says it is holding up well, but I always like trying out other options on scrap so I have more options when it comes to items that need the love.

    Cheers!
     
  13. BobJ

    BobJ Practically Family

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    Easy to wear, isn't it? :)
     
  14. miglan30

    miglan30 Familiar Face

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    You really nailed it, hope you keep it lol. That is one gorgeous jacket.
     
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  15. Monitor

    Monitor

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    It's hard to even think about another cross zip with this around. Seriously might have ended my Perfecto styled leather jacket quest. Or rather, the one with a longer kidney panel, belt loops and shoulder gussets will end the quest but until then, this will do.

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  16. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Cals are next level, and this is a next level Cal. You better be buried in this.
     
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  17. Monitor

    Monitor

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    They seriously are. IMO, if there ever was a leather jacket worth anything north of a grand, only CAL fits the bill.
     
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  18. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    How old is that one Monitor? Any back story/history on it? It is amazing!
     
  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Not much story to it, R. :) Yet! I bought it last year from @jacketjunkie. It's possibly 90's and it's possibly made under the Leatherman label tho that's just my guess.
     
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  20. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Ahh, yes!!
    Oddly, last night i was trying on jackets to see what few i really want to keep. First and foremost in the crosszip is a Cal. Got it down to two so far and the Langlitz.
    Your’s is perfect Monitor!! No surprise there!
    B
     
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